25 July 2013
Join us on July 25 for the first of a series of six talks aimed at beginning and established researchers interested in developing their understanding of arts-based and arts-informed research, presented by Professor Robyn Ewing.
Using artistic processes and forms to collect, analyse or represent findings privileges our imaginations. Different art forms can allow us to engage in creative ways in developing new understandings and perspectives.
Like any innovative methodologies, Arts-informed/arts-based research has attracted a great deal of controversy and engenders lively debates about rigour, authenticity and appropriateness.
This lecture suggests principles for the use of these approaches in exploring relevant educational and social science research questions and examines some of the issues around their use. We will explore how research using arts-informed inquiry when appropriate can contribute perspectives and understandings that are distinctive from other methodologies.
Education Building A35, Room 612
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Professor Robyn Ewing is Professor of Teacher Education and the Arts. She teaches in the areas of curriculum, English and drama, working with both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Robyn is passionate about the Arts and education and the role quality arts experiences and processes can and should play in pedagogy across the curriculum.
In the ares of English, literacy and the arts, Robyn's research has particularly focused on the use of education or process drama with authentic literary texts to develop students' critical literacies. She has been published widely in this area.
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